Founder, Chief Executive Officer, & Principal Consultant
Paul Freedman is the chief executive officer and principal consultant for Entangled Group, which he founded in 2014. Characterized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as the “Kevin Bacon of the higher-education tech scene,” Paul Freedman has advised or invested in many of the most successful education businesses of the last two decades, including Guild Education (Redpoint, Bessemer, Cowboy Ventures), Remind (Kleiner Perkins, Social Capital), and RaiseMe (First Round, CZI).
As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Paul founded his first company, Academic Engine, which pioneered the application of natural language processing to college enrollment (acquired by LON: DMGT in 2004). He went on to lead Hobson’s fast-growing student recruiting business, before founding online college Altius Education (acquired by Datamark in 2013), and Practice (acquired by NYT: INST in 2017).
A sought-after commentator on the trends and technologies that are transforming the intersection of education and employment, Paul’s writing and commentary has appeared in Forbes, Tech Crunch, RealClear Education, Inside Higher Ed, and The Chronicle, among others. He lives in Oakland with his wife and children.